Zoomarine welcomes new inhabitants: Two green aracaris and an armadillo
16 April, 2021
With the reopening confirmed for May 19th, at Zoomarine the hustle and bustle is great. Many areas of the park are now coming to life. However, others have always continued to function and even grow: such is the case of “Americas”, a walkthrough habitat for species endemic of the American continent.
Although travelling these days has been a bit more limited, a pair of green aracaris (Pteroglossus viridis) and Poco Loco, a three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus), have found their way to Zoomarine, coming from zoos in Poland and Austria, respectively.
The three are now part of America’s zoological collection, being yet another important vehicle to increase the knowledge about the biology and ecology of the species, crucial for their preservation.
Even though green aracaris are the world’s smallest species of toucan, their presence will certainly enrich this unique immersion habitat. The armadillo – which is curiously a distant relative of the sloths – has the particularity of being one of the only two species of armadillos that completely curls in a ball when they feel threatened. Still, we are certain that Poco Loco is ready to receive our visitors with “open arms”.
Be sure to come and visit these and many other species that will certainly take you on a fantastic trip to the American continent!
The couple of Aracaris-lemon arrived at Zoomarine without first names and, for that reason, we need your help to choose how we gonna call them. To do so, just visit our official Facebook page where a poll is taking place, in which the names with the most votes will be chosen.
If you want to be part of it just click on the button below ↓, poll ends on April 21, 2021.